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August 19, 2017 8:11 AM Steve Bannon vows to 'go to war' for Trump agenda after sacking

Donald Trump's former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the president's opponents, after being fired from his job at the White House. Steve Bannon, who has returned as head of ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, said he would fight for the agenda that won Mr Trump the election. "I've got my hands back on my weapons," he said, "it's

August 18, 2017 9:25 PM The Rise and Fall of Steve Bannon

In March, I went to the White House to visit Steve Bannon, who today was fired by President Trump. After Bannon showed off his office and his famous whiteboard, we sat down at a wooden conference table in the large corner office of Reince Priebus, who was then the White House chief of staff. Moments earlier, Priebus had left the building, and Bannon 1

August 18, 2017 5:33 PM Crusader Who Saved Elephants From Poachers Is Shot Dead in Tanzania

“There is no doubt in my mind but that Wayne’s anti-poaching efforts made a big difference in the fight to save Tanzania’s elephants from the illegal ivory trade,” Dr. Goodall wrote. “Moreover his courage in the face of stiff opposition and personal threats, and his determination to keep on fighting, has inspired many, and encouraged them also to keep fighting 1

August 18, 2017 5:26 PM Bannonism lives on in the White House

Steve Bannon may be out as a senior White House adviser, but Bannonism - if that's what it can properly be called - is still firmly entrenched in the White House. Donald Trump, in a series of tweets on Thursday, bashed his Republican opponents and the media and defended Confederate Civil War monuments - the cause for which white supremacists and neo-Nazis 1

August 17, 2017 8:44 PM Argentina Opens for U.S. Pork

Argentina has agreed to allow imports of U.S. pork products for the first time since 1992, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. “Today’s announcement is a big win for American pork producers and proves that President Trump is getting real results for America’s farmers and ranchers,” said Vice President Pence. “After 25 years of discussions 1

August 17, 2017 8:12 PM Anti-poaching activist Wayne Lotter shot dead in Tanzania

Among his many achievements, Mr Lotter will be remembered for supporting and funding the country's top ivory police unit the National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit (NTSCIU) which has made some of the biggest arrests in the country. The NTSCIU has detained thousands of poachers and ivory traffickers since it was set up, including 1

August 17, 2017 4:25 PM The new high-end smartphone from the cocreator of Android is finally available to order

Essential, the new hardware startup led by Android cocreator Andy Rubin, on Thursday said its debut smartphone was now available to preorder. Essential says the device, called the Essential Phone, is available at Sprint, Best Buy, and its website. As previously announced, it costs $699 outright and is available in only the US to start. Only the black

August 17, 2017 6:35 AM Kisumu depends on food from neighbouring counties

KISUMU, KENYA: The four-day violent protests that followed the declaration of the presidential election results brought Kisumu County almost to its knees economically and revealed the lakeside town's inability to feed itself. During the protests, which left four dead and scores injured, all roads leading to the town were barricaded, locking out trade 2

August 17, 2017 5:38 AM Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

Saudi Arabia had closed its land border with Qatar in June as part of an economic and political blockade. Saudi Arabia will open its land border with Qatar to allow Hajj pilgrims to pass through, its official press agency said. A statement on the official Saudi Press Agency on Thursday said the Salwa border point would be open for Qatari citizens who wish to perform 3

August 16, 2017 7:47 PM Pence cuts short Latin America trip and pressures Chile to sever all ties to North Korea

SANTIAGO, Chile — Vice President Pence is cutting short his Latin America trip by one day to return to Washington for a strategy meeting Friday at Camp David with President Trump and the national security team. Pence also has canceled two scheduled political appearances on Saturday in Virginia — a campaign stop with Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie 1